2023 Open Ephys Plugin Development Workshop

Open Ephys Plugin Development Workshop

This half-day virtual workshop will provide an introduction to building plugins for the Open Ephys GUI, a widely used open-source application for multichannel electrophysiology. All data processing within the GUI occurs inside plugins, which can be mixed and matched to build signal chains on the fly. In the most recent major update to the GUI, the API for developing custom plugins has been simplified, meaning it's now easier to add new functionality to the software. Plugins can provide novel visualizations of incoming data, acquire signals from external hardware, read/write different data formats, or trigger closed-loop feedback, among many other possibilities.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Open Ephys GUI and/or in vivo electrophysiology. Prior programming experience is strongly recommended, but familiarity with C++ is not required.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply by December 21 for full consideration. Applications will close on January 6.

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This workshop is supported by BRAIN Initiative award U24NS10943. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Workshop details

January 13, 2023

9am-1pm Pacific Time

Zoom link will be sent to accepted participants

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Workshop agenda

Agenda subject to change.

Agenda

Time (Pacific)

Overview of Open Ephys plugin architecture

9:00-9:30am

Cloning and customizing a plugin template

9:30-10:00am

Break

10:00-10:15am

Adding a user interface

10:15-11:00am

Adding a visualizer

11:00-11:45am

Break

11:45am-12:00pm

Other plugin types: Data threads, file sources, and record engines

12:00-12:15pm

Using common libraries and external libraries in plugins

12:15-12:30pm

Q&A

12:30-1:00pm

 

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